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Approval Quotes

Please all, and you will please none.

Author: Aesop (620-560 BC)

Profession: Greek Fabulist

Naturalness is the easiest thing in the world to acquire, if you will forget yourself-forget about the impression you are trying to make.

Author: Dale Carnegie (1888-1955)

Profession: American Author, Trainer

The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .

Author: Claudius Claudianus (340-410)

Profession: Egyptian Latin Poet

Do not trust to the cheering, for those persons would shout as much if you and I were going to be hanged.

Author: Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658)

Profession: Parliamentarian General, Lord Protector of England

People who want the most approval get the least and people who need approval the least get the most.

Author: Wayne Dyer (1940)

Profession: American Psychotherapist, Author, Lecturer

It embarrasses me to think of all those years I was buying silk suits and alligator shoes that were hurting my feet; cars that I just parked, and the dust would just build up on them.

Author: George Foreman (1949)

Profession: American Boxer

It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses.

Author: Dag Hammarskjold (1905-1961)

Profession: Swedish Statesman, Secretary-general of U.N.

He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.

Author: Raymond Hull


The deepest principle of human nature is the craving to be appreciated.

Author: William James (1842-1910)

Profession: American Psychologist, Professor, Author

The applause of a single human being is of great consequence.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

Reproof on her lips, but a smile in her eyes.

Author: Samuel Lover (1797-1868)

Profession: American Author

My advice to you concerning applause is this: enjoy it but never quite believe it.

Author: Robert Montgomery (1807-1855)

Profession: American Author

Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.

Author: Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993)

Profession: American Christian Reformed Pastor, Speaker, Author

There just isn't any pleasing some people. The trick is to stop trying.

Author: Joel Rosenberg


The best ballplayer's the one who doesn't think he made good. He keeps trying to convince you.

Author: Casey Stengel (1889-1975)

Profession: American Baseball Player and Manager